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15-01-19

Latest video update from NFCC Chair

 Following the latest meeting of the National Fire Chiefs Steering Group, the NFCC Chair gives a short overview of the meeting and work underway.  The Steering Group. which is made up of all the Coordination Committee chairs, discuss…

14-01-19

New Chair for Fire Standards Board for England announced

Consistency, learning from incidents and developing fit-for-purpose fire and rescue services standards will be a key focus of the newly formed Fire Standards Board. The Board will oversee professional standards of fire and rescue services acro…

07-01-19

Get the call - become a professional firefighter - that's the message from the Fire and Rescue Service

       The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) is working with fire and rescue services throughout the UK to deliver a national campaign to encourage people to become on-call firefighters. The ‘Need More’ o…

29-12-18

Fire service staff receive New Year Honours

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) would like to congratulate those people from UK Fire and Rescue Services who have been recognised in the 2019 New Year Honours list. NFCC Chair, Roy Wilsher said: "Once again we have seen peopl…

21-12-18

Have you got what it takes for next year's Firefighter Challenge?

 Do you have what it takes it get involved in next year’s British Firefighter Challenge? If so, registration opens on January 1st 2019, and you can kick-start your new year by registering to take part! The British Firefigh…

20-12-18

NFCC responds to the new fire inspectorate report

The Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council has received the fire and rescue inspectorate report (Thursday December 20th) which gives the first overview of inspections of English Fire and Rescue Services. The report -  produced by Her M…

18-12-18

Fire Chiefs Broadly Welcome Hackitt Plans

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has welcomed announcements made today that the Government will accept most of the findings from Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, but expressed concern th…

18-12-18

Emollient cream build-up in fabric can lead to fire deaths

People who use emollient creams to treat dry and itchy skin conditions are being warned that creams can build up in fabrics and cause them to catch fire more easily. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is recommending tha…

17-12-18

NFCC Chair takes a look back at 2018 and looks forward to 2019

In his last blog of 2018, NFCC Chair Roy Wilsher takes a look back at 2018 and also looks forward to 2019 and what is on the horizon for the sector.  He writes: "This time last year I wrote in my blog that 2018 promises to be another busy…

10-12-18

NFCC apprenticeship workshop taking place next week

 A workshop focusing on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers is set to take place on December 19th in London. The aim of the workshop is to help fire and rescue services who are looking to apply to the RoATP register when it …